Match 41 of IPL 2022 will see Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lock horns against each other later tonight at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams will be desperate for a win to move up in the points table with the playoff race getting intense.
The Capitals have not hit the straps so far in the compeition and something has been missing in their team. Their seamers have looked potent when there’s early assistance on offer, but the resultant lengths have also fed into a counterattack from the opposition batters.
Their death bowling too hinges solely on Mustafizur Rahman, which has proved to be cumbersome in the face of late onslaughts. Head coach Ricky Ponting hinted Anrich Nortje is almost back to his peak fitness and if deemed ready will be a massive boost to DC.
On the other hand, KKR will want their star signing to the raise their game and live up to the expectations. Poor form of frontline bowlers such as Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy have hurt their campaign. The likes of Andre Russell and Aaron Finch will have to start delivering more on the promise if Kolkata want to keep themselves alive in IPL 2022.
Match 41 – Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 28th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
The first four games at the Wankhede Stadium were won by teams chasing. But that has been turned upside down since, with the last five games all being won by teams defending a target. The wicket is likely to competitive with something on offer for everyone.
Predicted Playing XI
Delhi Capitals (DC): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman/Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings/Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh/Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee/Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy
Both teams have produced some exciting encounter in the history of IPL 2022. Kolkata have had a upper hand winning 19 times while Delhi have emerged victorious on 13. However, this season it has been different for both KKR and DC.
Both these teams are yet to hit the straps and it is difficult to ascertain which side will come up on top. Betway has also placed equal odds at 1.90 for both the Knight Riders and the Capitals.
DC vs KKR – Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1: Rishabh Pant (c), David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine (vc), Andre Russell, Mustafizur Rahman/Anich Nortje, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav
Fantasy Team 2: Rishabh Pant, David Warner (vc), Prithvi Shaw, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (c), Axar Patel, Mustafizur Rahman/Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Tim Southee